3.7 Cross-Border Mobility in Employment, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Opportunities
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Programmes and schemes for cross-border mobility
Cross-border mobility in the area of employment, entrepreneurship and professional opportunities is mainly supported by cross-border programs and projects between Bulgaria and Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, and Bulgaria and Greece. Such programs are:
- The program for cross-border cooperation Interreg-IPA Bulgaria Serbia finances projects related to the development of sustainable tourism, youth and the environment and is implemented with the financial support of the EU. From the Bulgarian side, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria is determined to performs the functions of the Managing Authority under the Program.
An example of a cross-border project between the two countries is: Enhancing the entrepreneurial potential and employment prospects of young people through capacity building and networking (Start-up Academy Bulgaria-Macedonia). The project focuses on the development of young entrepreneurship and the promotion of start-ups that can help improve the competitiveness of the regional economy. The implementation of the project activities motivates young people to start their own business ventures.